Pixar is lined up to release the much anticipated “Monsters University” in June 2013. They have released a preview of the digital short that will preimer prior to the movie, “The Blue Umbrella“. The Wall Street Journal reports; “The film is about a blue umbrella that notices and fancies a red umbrella. Their budding attraction is interrupted by distance and the forces of nature, until objects on the street come to life to help them reunite.”
The idea behind the short film; “Unseld, a 36-year-old German native who has worked for Pixar since 2008, got the idea when he was walking in San Francisco one rainy day and he saw an umbrella lying in the gutter. “It was the saddest thing,” he said. “I stood there and wondered what had happened to him. I think that was when I got the idea of giving him a story.”
Many are wondering if this will be a new spin on the 1954 Disney short film “The Ballad of Johnnie Fedora & Alice Bluebonnet“. Another sweet love story about two hats who fall in love but are seperated by circumstances out of their control.
We’re eagerly awaiting to see if it is true umbrella love! Will you be headed to theaters to see Monsters University & The Blue Umbrella?
Pantone has once again released their fashion color trend report by announcing the 2013 Pantone Spring Colors. Pantone also announced the office color of the 2013 year is Emerald. We have to admit, each of these color choices are swoon worthy and we’re totally inspired. Yellows, greens, reds & blues, oh my!
We’re ready to pair up our favorite colorful TRAY6 umbrellas with our top choices from the spring color report!
Poppy Red and our Fullsize Red Perch Stick Umbrella: +
Lemon Zest and our Yellow Tulip T6 Travel Umbrella:
Nectarine and our Orange Blur Compact Umbrella:
Monaco Blue and our Rich Blue Bloom Compact Umbrella:
Which Pantone color is your favorite? How are you pairing it with your spring fashion trends? Are you ready to take on spring rain showers in style?
Color blocking has become such a popular trend this year & celebrities are out and about and rocking this fashion statement. We’re loving all the bold colors (you know we’re fans of bold colors!) and we want to pair some of our favorite celebrities & some of our favorite bold prints from the TRAY6 collection!
This adorable crossbody bag is the perfect bag for the sweet mom Jessica Alba. It is the perfect accessory for a night of fashion or just hanging out with her kids. And she can keep her hands free! Win win!
Now Rihanna is known for her crazy and funky fashion – but we just couldn’t decide which of these umbrellas fits her personality & style better. There’s the flirty and girly purple daisy umbrella (perfect for daytime) or this bold and wild black geo print umbrella that screams rock star – very much like Rihanna’s personality!
How can you not imagine SJP rocking this bold and vibrant red pinstripe umbrella? She’ll be ready to kick butt on the red carpet or while strolling with the twins!
So are you boldly rocking this fashion statement this season? Which celebrity pairing was your favorite? Will you be rocking this fashion trend? You’ll definitely see us out and about with everything bright & bold in these coming months!
At TRAY6 we deal with umbrellas on a daily basis. You probably encounter umbrellas on a daily basis as well – even if they are just stored away for a rainy day. So we thought we’d release some fun little facts about the good ole umbrella that you may not have known before! Here’s a little history on how the umbrella got its name!
An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The term parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; as some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow (the Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [όμβρος].) The word “umbrella” evolved from the Latin “umbella” (an “umbel” is a flat-topped rounded flower) or “umbra,” meaning “shaded.”
Now you can impress your friends with some fun new trivia!
Fashion plays a large part in the inspiration behind the designs in our umbrellas. We often draw from styles we see gracing magazines and runways, as well as every day fashion. We then pull out all the aspects that we love and create some truly unique and exciting patterns that end up on our umbrellas. But occasionally its hard to go in the reverse order – how can you make your TRAY6 umbrella work for your fashion needs? With holiday weathering often leaning towards needing an umbrella to get you from venue to venue, don’t fall back on that bland and boring old umbrella you have laying around. Be fierce with fashion and check out some of our fantastic holiday party looks that work around some of our favorite printed umbrellas. Take a peek!